Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural Events November 12 – 19

SAT 11/16

LA Skins Fest @ Regal Live – Free, All Ages
The LA SKINS FEST, presented by NBCUniversal and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, takes place Wednesday November 13th through Sunday November 17th, 2013 at REGAL CINEMAS LA LIVE. The LA SKINS FEST celebrates it’s annual festival of artistic excellence in Native American cinema. Now taking RSVPs for all events, screenings, and our inaugural award show on the closing night. As always the LA SKINS FEST has no admission fee.

Red Nation Film Festival @ NoHo Arts District – All Ages
The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema, is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while establishing relations between the American Indian community and the entertainment industry. The Festival theme, “Red is Green” serves to expand the boundaries of how American Indians have typically been defined in our cultural and to also inspire audiences with the sacred personal relationship to Mother Earth that our tribes have kept alive.

Long Beach Folk Revival Festival @ Downtown Long Beach – 11am-10pm, $10, All Ages
The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival is set to take place on November 16th, 2013 from 11am to 10pm along Historic Old Pine Avenue (between 6th & 7th street) in Downtown Long Beach, CA. This Folk & Roots music festival will feature over 20 local and regional music acts performing on 2 stages.

12th Annual Reggae Music and Arts Festival @ Pitzer College, Claremont – 4:20pm-1am, Free, All Ages
Pitzer College’s 12th Annual Reggae Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of Reggae music and culture, art, and community. Come join us on the mounds for a day-long festival filled with great live music, live art, vendors, food, and good vibes. Entrance is free! Donations welcome! Families welcome!

UBUNTU GROOVE! @ Bodysport Capoeira Long Beach – 5pm-11pm, $5-$10 Love Donation, All Ages
INVITING YOU ONCE AGAIN TO A LOVE GATHERING TO DANCE IT UP, CELEBRATE & HONOR EACH OTHER & LIFE, AND SHINE YOUR LIGHT! DJ’s, Live Dance and Music Performances, Live Art, and Just LIVE-LIFE!!! ♥ LOVE, DANCE, LAUGH, HEAL, SHARE, GIVE♥ “UBUNTU is a concept that we have in our Bantu languages at home. Ubuntu is the essence of being a person. It means that we are people through other people. We cannot be fully human alone. We are made for interdependence, we are made for family. When you have Ubuntu, you embrace others. You are generous, compassionate. If the world had more Ubuntu, we would not have war. We would not have this huge gap between the rich and the poor…’’- Desmond Tutu

FANDANGO en la BODEGUITA [con Jarochelo] @ La Bodeguita- 927 Santiago Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92701 – 7pm-1am, Donations accepted, All Ages
Vengan a celebrar la música en nuestras comunidades con un fandango!
Se venderá comida y bebidas para recaudar fondos para comprarles instrumentos a l@s niñ@s de Son del Centro! Come celebrate music in our communities with a fandango!
We will be selling food and drinks to raise money to buy the children of Son del Centro instruments!

Go for Sisters Special Screening + Q&A @ Nuart Theatre – 7pm, $8.50-$11, All Ages
Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolanda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but time sent them down different paths. When they meet again after twenty years Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. After Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border—his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered—Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of wily but nearly blind ex-cop Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver, “Battlestar Galactica”) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers and corrupt cops. As much a story of relationships as a story of crime, Go for Sisters is a welcome return to the border for acclaimed writer/director John Sayles (Lone Star, Men With Guns, Eight Men Out). Writer/director John Sayles and actors Edward James Olmos and LisaGay Hamilton will appear in person on Friday, November 15 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show. They will also appear on Saturday, November 16 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show.

Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival – Joshua Tree – 7pm, All Ages
1st annual film festival featuring indigenous films, live music, culture and history.

¡Ser!   * World Premiere* @ Los Angeles Theatre Center – 8pm, $15-30, All Ages
Get ready, get set…get ¡Ser!
The world premiere of a woman’s quest to find herself in the Americas while exploring her sex and love affair with soccer. Written and performed by Karen Anzoategui with musical collaboration by Louie Perez of Los Lobos, CAVA and Walter Miranda, ¡Ser! is a riveting personal narrative that examines a queer Latina’s strained relationship with each of her two homes: Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires. Spending years in both countries, she dreams of a pilgrimage to meet her soccer idol Diego Maradona and see him play. The back and forth migration of her upbringing, amidst major moments in Argentine history, leaves her with few role models save an over-sexed Argentinean English teacher and a mute that communicates via horn. Featuring live music and her own soccer skills, Karen delights in her zany journey to find community and love in pursuit of her ¡GOL! Opening Night Fundraiser | $50 | Includes post show reception and live music.

FORRÓ IN L.A. November Edition! @ Tropico de Nopal – 9pm, $5, 18+
Come and be part of Forró in LA…FORRÓ [foh- hoh] in LA! November Edition – 100% Forró!!! Special Guest: Luis Badaró Master Coreographer, Co-Director of Viver Brasil and Forró lover from Salvador, Bahia, will be sharing his Bahiano style of forró moves with us, this will be fun, fun, fun!!! Dance all night to the sounds of the popular music and dance rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil, now popular all over the country and in Europe. Help us make it part of Los Angeles now with your participation and enthusiasm! Dance demonstration by Andrea and Fabio (Forró in LA instructors @ Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space every Wednesday 7:30pm) – you will learn and dance the basic steps for sure! Reyes will be spinning all versions of forró rhythms – baião, xaxado, xote and more – all night long! Video projection. Lively-fun-vibe. Guaranteed a great time!

Meli Melo Events: Amelie’s Birthday Bash @ 1061 South Fairfax Ave, LA CA 90019 – 10pm-2am, $15, 18+
SPECIAL MELI MELO EVENTS!!! Come and celebrate my friend Amelie’s birthday and share a moment of joy, good vibes, good music, amazing cocktails from Antilles, free delicious apetizers, cake for all Scorpios, guests surprise… Pls be on time to enjoy!

theLIFT (LA) presents the globetrotting LeFtO @ Downtown location TBA – 10pm-5am, $10 b4 11pm, $15, 21+
saturday november 16th theLIFT presents the globetrotting BROWNSWOOD darling LeFtO (BRUSSELS) and theLIFT co-creators/residents: JEREMY SOLE (KCRW / AFRO FUNKÉ – LA), WISEACRE (the303 – NYC). Known to most dj’s as their choice selectah/audiophile/mixologist/globetrotting musical ambassador, including the don, GILLES PETERSON himself, we welcome the return of LeFtO!!! for those who have experienced him with us before, you know this man is fearless in his expression on the 1’s and 2’s. no dj better defines theLIFT than LeFtO as there truly is no limit to his musical selections and ability to mix and blend them so seamlessly. aside from his taste and talents, LeFtO remains on a quest to share, acquire and support music of all genres in all lands as he tours nonstop between countries we had no idea existed. it is always a pleasure and a treat to have this fella entertain, serenade and knock us out with his choices in tunes. all we can say is… arrive early, stay late and expect anything!


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